Kalkan is a sophisticated, beautiful harbour town
Kalkan; once a small fishing village known as Kalamaki, is now one of the most sophisticated and picturesque seaside resorts in Turkey. It offers a wide variety of boutique hotels, cosmopolitan restaurants, shops and bars dotted along the pretty harbour-front and up along the steep cobbled back streets of this beautiful old town.
It is no surprise Kalkan has become so popular for both holidaymakers and investors over the years, yet despite this, it has managed to retain its unique character and charm and is now a relaxed, yet sophisticated choice for an exclusive escape to Turkey.
All of us at the Discerning Collection know Kalkan inside out. We all tend to holiday there at least once every two years and our Director Viv spends the summer months in Kalkan with her children as we also have an office there. So we have absolute, up to date knowledge of what’s happening in this delightful harbour town. We can tell you which restaurants are in vogue and which ones our guests are avoiding. For 2016 a new restaurant called Salonika was really popular and in all honesty we’ve no idea why….. but it was! A good manager, friendly service and quality food helped but you could say that about many of the restaurants in Kalkan, some of which didn’t do as well this year.
If there’s a new hotel or villa, we’ll usually know about it first and will probably be the first operator to feature it, if it fits our guests’ criteria. If there’s a new excursion, we’re likely the first to feature it and if we feel that there’s a lack of service in any of our offerings, then we’ll be the first to change it. Kalkan is always evolving and we are proud to help in its development but will always ensure that it never loses its charm.
Our hosts Louise, Laura and our agency manager Huseyin are always on hand day or night to help whilst you are in Kalkan and nothing is too much trouble for them to ensure that you have the best possible holiday whilst in this lovely town.
The properties in Kalkan, be it a boutique hotel or luxury villa, are all second to none in their standard, service and facilities offered. If you can tear yourself away from the property’s pool then the beach clubs are a perfect choice.
Made up of platforms cut from the rock at the waters’ edge, they not only allow you to soak up the sun but also the stunning coastline set out before you and combined with the sumptuous meals served at the restaurant and relaxed atmosphere, you will almost certainly be back for more.